What are UGA’s chances for Donte Jackson?

DB Donte Jackson of New Orleans (247sports)

DB Donte Jackson of New Orleans (247sports)

Donte Jackson, who is one of UGA’s top remaining targets for this year, knows that most people expect him to sign with LSU.

After all, the 4-star cornerback is from New Orleans.

Jackson will announce between LSU, UGA and USC on Jan. 21.

“Everybody expects me to go to LSU,” Jackson told the AJC. “But if I was going there, I’d be committed. It’s not that hard to just commit. But I think every team has a chance to get me, and I don’t think LSU stands above the others just because they are the home team.”

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Jackson is known for his blazing speed and athleticism. He broke down his three finalists to the AJC:

  • Donte on UGA: “I like everything about Georgia. That’s the team that probably needs me the most. I feel that all the coaches pitch in and help recruit me. I definitely feel wanted. There’s a lot of players (from UGA) who call and text me, so I definitely feel that they want me.”
  • Donte on LSU: “It’s really just a family there. All the players and all the coaches are cool, and stuff like that. It’s fun there every time I go up there.”
  • Donte on USC: “I like everything about USC – from the campus to the coaches to the players. I like the tradition they have for putting guys in the NFL, along with their tradition of winning. They are coming off sanctions, so every guy has to play.”

Jackson has already taken a recruiting trip to UGA, and he’s scheduled for an official visit to UGA on Jan. 16. He’s tentatively planning to go to LSU on Jan. 23, although that date could change.

“Everybody around my town is supportive,” Jackson said. “Wherever I go, they will be happy for me. So I think everybody is going to be cool with me if I pick an out-of-state school.”


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